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Auditions soon open for “Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr”

AUDITIONS, CALLBACKS AND REHEARSALS WILL TAKE PLACE AT:
SCOTTSDALE NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PLACE (SNAP)
-Same parking lot as the Scottsdale Congregational Church
4425 North Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

-Costumes will be provide free of charge

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Geppetto is a lonely toymaker who longs to be a father. A mature performer who feels comfortable playing a parent to Pinocchio and isn't afraid of showing emotion. Strong singer, as Geppetto has several solos. Gender: Male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who doesn't know where he belongs. Lively personality of a little boy while also capturing tender moments. Although Pinocchio is a boy, the role can be played by a boy or girl. Pinocchio has a few solos, but a strong character actor can easily act through them. Gender: Male Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3

The Blue Fairy is convinced of her own perfection and does not like having it called into question. Must have good comedic instincts and a solid singing voice. This role does not require excessive dancing. Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Fairies in Training: Rosa, Viola & Arancia, fairies in training, are sweet and kind. The performers in these roles should be expressive observers since they often oversee the action occurring onstage during flashbacks. They sing as a group, often alongside the Blue Fairy. Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Sue is a fairy in training who marches to the beat of her own drum. She isn't your typical fairy, as sweetness isn't in her nature. The performer in this role can be brooding or brash, but certainly a contrast to Rosa, Viola and Arancia, although vocally she should blend in. Gender: Female

Stromboli is a bumbling, loud, incompetent puppeteer who has at least a few screws loose. Stromboli's songs are challenging, so someone who is comfortable with his solos. Gender: Male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Professore Buongrazzo is a passionate, mad scientist obsessed with building perfect children. While some solos are required, character work is most important for this role. Gender: Male Vocal range top: C#4 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Junior is Professore Buonragazzo's mirror image assistant, created using the child-making machine. The performer in this role will need to work closely with the performer playing the Professor to mimic his movements. A short solo is required, but it can be spoken if necessary. Gender: Both Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Talia is the "perfect child" created for Maria and Bernardo by Professore Buonragazzo's machine. Talia sings and dances to impress her parents, so this is a great role to feature a dancer. Gender: Female Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Perfect Boy 1 is the first replacement for Pinocchio, created by Professore Buonragazzo's machine. Find an actor who can minic a comedic version of the famous puppet. Gender: Male Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Perfect Boy 2 is the second replacement for Pinocchio. He should be even more wooden than Boy 1. Gender: Male Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: C3

Ringleader runs Pleasure Island. The performer playing this role should have a real sense of showmanship. This role requires some singing and is a great opportunity to showcase a dancer. The Ringleader can be played by a boy or a girl, but a performer who can commit to the character's mischievous ways. Gender: Both Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Signora Giovanni is Pinocchio's teacher. The role can be a great opportunity to feature a performer who doesn't sing. Gender: Both

Bernardo & Maria are married residents of Idyllia who are looking to purchase a "perfect" daughter from Professore Buonragazzo. These roles require group singing only. Gender: Both

Marionettes are the "stringed" puppets in Stromboli's show. There are solos available for marionettes. Acrobatic skills are preferred. Gender: Both Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Town Children: Dante, Agata, Fiorello, Francesca, Adriana, Luigi, Gina, Lia, Rico love the toys in Geppetto's shop. The performers cast in these roles should be able to create individual personalities for their characters. There are opportunities for solos, but performers can sing in groups. Gender: Both

Town Parents: Signora Lisi, Signore Fucito, Signora Mancini, Signor Alcamo, Signora Sommelia, Signora Contrastana, Signora Rosati, Signore Proto, Signore Marino are the beleaguered mothers and judgmental fathers of the town children. The performers cast in these roles should be able to create individual personalities for their characters. There are opportunities for solos, but performers can sing in groups. Gender: Both

Children of Idyllia: Amelia, Salvatore, Carla, Lucia, Giuseppe are the perfect children created by Professore Buonragazzo. Performers cast in these roles should be able to sing in groups, with featured speaking lines. There are great opportunities for movement and dance. Gender: Both

Animals: Pig, Foxes and Horse serve as voices of reason for Geppetto's journey. Performers cast in these roles do not have to sing; however, comic timing and deadpan delivery are essential. These performers should be comfortable inhabiting the mismatched animals they portray. Gender: Both

Roustabouts are the sidekicks to Pleasure Island's Ringleader. When performing these roles, personality is key. Group singing is required. Gender: Both

Delinquents: Malvolio, Brutto, Sporco, others Must be comfortable turning into donkeys. Gender: Both

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An appointment is required to audition.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

  • Actors will go in with their assigned group.
  • For musicals, Actors will be asked to perform 16-32 bars of an up-beat song or ballad from a musical theater piece. They can either bring in instrumental version on CD or Ipod, or they can bring in sheet music. But acapella will not be allowed
    For younger actors, they will be permitted to sing the "Happy Birthday" song.
  • For non-musicals, Actors will be asked to perform a 30 second to 1 minute monologue.
    IF you don't have a monologue, here are some samples you can choose from
  • Some Actors may be given a scene to perform with a partner or small group
  • A headshot or snapshot is requested but not required.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled audition time to complete your Audition Sheet (if you do not have it preprinted/filled out).

Unfortunately we don't have space for everyone to participate in the production. We encourage you to try again in the future if you are not chosen for this particular production.

Please Note:

  • Appointment times are required to audition at our youth theater in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • You do NOT need to be a resident of Scottsdale, AZ to participate in our productions.
  • THERE ARE NO FEES OR TICKET SALES REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.
  • Costumes, if required, will be provided free of charge.


 

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Auditions, Rehearsals and Parent Meeting
will be held at:
Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place (SNAP)
4425 N Granite Reef Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(Same parking lot as Scottsdale Congregational Church)

Sample Monologues

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